Julia completed a PhD Technology Management in 2012, which focussed on innovative financing solutions for global health. Before coming to Cambridge, Julia trained as a Chartered Accountant and undertook projects for a variety of organisations including GAVI and WHO. During her time in Cambridge, Julia co-founded the African Innovation Prize, served on the University Council, and initiated and convened the Cambridge Global Health Commercialization and Funding Roundtable. Following her PhD, Julia was appointed Director of the $108m Global Health Investment Fund – a social impact investment fund designed to provide financing to advance the development of drugs, vaccines, diagnostics and other interventions against diseases that disproportionately burden low-income countries. She is currently SVP at Seven Bridges Genomics which builds SaaS software systems to help researchers analyze bioinformatic data - from millions of genomes to phenotypic and patient outcome data.